Camp Amicus

Camp Amicus Day Camps

Camp Amicus Day Camp is a great place for children and teens with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD to learn social skills while having fun

Schedule

  • DC1 - Entering grades 3 to 6 9 day camp ($630) - no camp on Monday, Aug. 3

  • DC2 - Entering grades 3 to 6 10 day camp ($700)

  • DCT - Entering grades 7 to 9 10 day camp ($900)

Camp Amicus Day Camp offers a unique day camp experience where children and teens with Learning Disabilities/ADHD can develop social skills while having fun and building friendships.

Based out of Foothills Academy in Calgary, Camp Amicus Day Camp takes place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday for a two week period. The camp focuses on teaching and reinforcing social skills in a fun and safe environment. Days are spent developing social skills with direct instruction in the morning and supporting this learning through real-world experiences on field trips and through choice programs in the afternoon. The two-week camp provides time for campers lots of opportunities to practice the social skills they learn. With a variety of activities offered throughout the day, there is something for every camper and opportunities to try new things. The programming at Camp Amicus provides the campers with the opportunities to do activities to build self­-esteem and confidence.

Day Camp for Children Entering Grades 3 - 6

For children entering grades 3 - 6, campers will have opportunities to learn and practice age-appropriate social skills, peer relations & problem-solving. Mature, caring counsellors plan activities to ensure that campers build confidence and self-esteem while having a great time!

With only 30 campers and a 3:1 ratio of campers to counsellors, participants are able to get the individualized attention that they deserve and need.

Teen Day Camp

New in 2020! Welcome to a whole new kind of day camp experience at Camp Amicus. Our new Teen Day Camp is for a small group of campers (12 maximum). With day-long out-trips, outdoor adventures and all the fun of camp, social skills will be developed through experiences and adventures. There will be an optional sleepover at Foothills Academy during this camp.

Activities Offered:

Swimming, Field Trips, Sports, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Social Skills and More!

Before and After Care: 

Before and After Care is offered from 8 am - 9 am and from 4 pm to 5 pm each day. The cost is $5/day for each (ie. if you use both Before and After Care, the charge is $10 per day). 

What will the campers be doing?

Camp Amicus Day Camps take place in Calgary from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday for two week periods and are based out of Foothills Academy. The camp focuses on teaching and reinforcing social skills in a fun and safe environment.

Camp goals:

The goals of Camp Amicus are to increase the campers’ self-esteem, make friends, learn social skills, have a ton of fun and make lasting friendships! Camp activities may include swimming, horseback riding, games, crafts & more! 

Social skills taught include goal setting, friendship building, bullying, social problem solving, de­escalating conflicts, personal hygiene, conversation skills, body language, and blowing off steam. We implement social skills lessons throughout the course of the camp during explicit lesson periods and throughout the rest of the day when the campers are engaging in regular camp activities. Real ­life situations provide opportunities for practice and reinforcement of the skills learned.

Intake Criteria:

Children entering grades 3 to 6 can attend Camp Amicus Day Camp. Youth entering grades 7 to 9 can attend our Teen Day Camp. All campers must meet our Intake Criteria.

Dates:

Camps take place Monday to Friday for two week periods. Day camp is not offered on statutory holidays and the fee is adjusted accordingly.

Cost:

The fee is eligible for FSCD funding. We are able to bill FSCD directly for camp fees if we receive confirmation of funding by June 12, 2020.  

Registration Process:

Once it is determined that your child is eligible to participate in Camp Amicus, you will be sent registration forms. The completed registration form and a $100 deposit are necessary to secure your child's spot in the camp.

Camp Amicus 2020 registration will open:

  • January 6 for returning campers
  • January 20 for new campers

Information Night Dates:

For new and returning camp families. Come and learn what Camp Amicus is all about through a short presentation and a question and answer period.

“It was the first camp he was EXCITED to go and felt like he fit in” — Camp Amicus Parent